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Wisdom Wednesdays

November 7, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Auburn University\, or OLLI at Auburn\, will host its lecture series titled Wisdom Wednesday’s. OLLI members\, guests and friends are all invited to learn more about OLLI at Auburn course offerings\, social engagements and initiatives.

Kara Newby and Alicia Powers with the Hunger Solutions Institute will provide OLLI at Auburn with a presentation regarding food access. What is the status of hunger globally? Nationally? Locally? Why\, in one of the world’s richest nations\, do we have citizens who do not know where their next meal is coming from? How does the food system help or hurt those who are struggling? Learn more about some of the barriers\, and what is being done locally to increase health and food access to our rural neighbors.

Kara Newby serves as operations manager for the Hunger Solutions Institute. She is also an instructor in the Hunger Studies minor teaching the introductory course\, Hunger: Causes\, Consequences and Responses. Newby holds a master’s degree in human development and family studies from Auburn. Prior to joining the HSI\, she worked for several years in the nonprofit sector followed by a five-year tenure as the program manager for Family Science with Ohio State University Extension.

Alicia Powers serves as the Director of Strategy and Policy for the Hunger Solutions Institute. Powers holds a Ph.D. in nutrition and food systems from the University of Southern Mississippi as well as a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science in nutrition and food science from Auburn. Prior to joining HSI\, Powers worked as Extension Specialist/Community Health Coordinator with the Alabama Extension Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) at Auburn\, served as an associate professor of health sciences at Furman University and was a founder and key strategist for LiveWell Greenville\, a coalition of organizations partnering to ensure access to healthy eating and active living opportunities for every Greenville County\, South Carolina\, resident.

OLLI at Auburn offers academic not for credit programs for adults aged 50 years or older through program sites at Auburn University\, AUM in Montgomery and the Chambers County Public Library in Valley.

OLLI at Auburn is a program of the Office of the Vice President for University Outreach at Auburn University. OLLI administrative offices and select classes are located at the historic Sunny Slope property\, 1031 S. College St.\, Auburn\, Alabama. For more information regarding this event or if you would like to assist the organization as a volunteer faculty member\, volunteer service assistant\, or sponsor\, contact Ileeia A. Cobb\, Ph.D.\, OLLI Director\, at 334-844-3105\, <a href=\'mailto:olli@auburn.edu\'>olli@auburn.edu</a>\, or visit the website at <a href=\'http://www.olliatauburn.org/\'>www.olliatauburn.org</a>.

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Date:
November 7, 2018
Time:
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Phone:
334-844-3105, olli@auburn.edu,
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